Date Joined: 10/30/05
Pros: - Aesthetically pleasing.
- The addition of this card alone can add plenty of "bling" to an outdated build.
- Temperatures below 60C while gaming.
- The nice performance boost I would expect from an RTX3070.
Cons: - I really wanted the RTX3080.
- Bundled with $220 AMD Motherboard I was not planning to buy.
- I've got a thumbscrew but needed a screwdriver to install.
Overall Review: - Before I had purchased this card, my life was on discord and youtube channels monitoring for RTX30 drops. The drops often happen at very inconvenient times. Also, you can be doing everything correctly but still fail repeatedly. Every so often someone else would manage to buy an RTX30 card and announce their purchase on social media. So I kept wondering when would be my time... and it finally happened.
- I'm really thankful for the opportunity to buy this through the NewEgg Shuffle.
Pros: - KVM switch (USB hub) is nice bonus
- Stand (Adjustable height and Tilt)
- USB-C port will be great for connecting laptop
- nice selection of ports for connectivity
- nice refresh rate for gamers (I'm upgrading from 60hz).
- HDMI cables and Display cable included.
- no dead or bad pixels. (YMMV, I got lucky)
Cons: - cable insertion is inconvenient.
- USB cable for KVM is rather short
- USB-C to USB-C 3.2 display cable not included.
- only two USB ports for KVM switch
Overall Review: I purchased this product off recommendation that it's great for both work and play.
I've been pleasantly delighted with this purchase as it's something very nice I can use for work as well as recreation. The consider the KVM switch very much a necessity along with the UCB-C port for work. I now can't imagine having a monitor without these. The stand was a lot better than I had expected and customization in height and tilt are very welcome.
With regards to gaming, I've mostly played with 1080P resolution thus far and I'm very pleased with the refresh rate. The desktop looks great in 2K and it's so convenient being able to fit more on the screen at a higher resolution. Whenever I can find available components for upgrading, I'll look forward to playing more and more games in 2K.
Other things that made me happy were the innovative joystick in the rear for changing settings and the quality of the monitor stand. I'm so happy that this fell into my budget.
I felt this review as a bit premature. I feel I will unlock more goodness from using this a bit more. However, I've been very satisfied with this purchase thus far and wanted to put this out there. Considering I've been working remotely more and more late and spending more time gaming, I wish I had made this purchased sooner.
Pros: Very light
Cons: Not customizable
Overall Review: disappointed. I did not get much use from this mouse. I have had better results from cheaper options.
Pros: I like the extra room in my case compared to other cards which can easily touch the HDD drive cage.
EVGA support is second to none. I cannot emphasize enough the security of a lifetime limited warranty.
I cannot say anything bad about the performance.
Cons: 1.) The card did not display on POST. It worked OK after Windows came up. I'm not sure if that's incompatibility with the BIOSTAR motherboard or not. I opened a few cases and did a lot of troubleshooting. I found a workaround but then the card eventually stopped displaying in Windows as well so I had to submit an RMA.
2.) I missed out on my rebate. It's really my fault I feel the nature of the promotions can be unforgiving. Like you have to pretty much mail out your stuff right when it arrives.
Overall Review: I'm going through the RMA process now and EVGA has good support with speedy response via their website. They offer cross-shipping if you cannot wait for the round-trip.
The main idea is that you buy one and then hopefully that same card comes down in price when you're thinking about upgrading to SLI. I don't see that happening.... maybe it's just too soon but I would like to see this priced a little lower with more newer technology available.
Pros: I finally got a reliable pair for DIMMs for my old PC. I tried another set of lower quality G.skill and got unlucky with memtest failures. The pair of G.skill PI have been running perfectly since they have been installed. What a relief!
Overall Review: I hope these don't go End of Life anytime soon. It would be nice to know there's support in the future.
Pros: Worked as expected. I used this in a 10 Megapixel Nikon camera. I had no problem formating with with my camera and taking about 500+ photos so far. I'm happy having a working product.
Cons: none come to mind.
Overall Review: I just wanted something reliable. I got burned looking to save a few bucks buying imitations from questionable off-shore retailers and/or auction sites.
Pros: Good reviews and ratings. Nice to see that DDR2 is still available at somewhat reasonable prices. It would be undesirable to be forced to overhaul an entire system due to lack of RAM. OK looking heat spreaders.
Cons: I spent a lot of time troubleshooting and felt very confident I had at least one bad DIMM and one good DIMM.
Overall Review: I returned my memory because I was not eligible to do "two way" exchange (where they ship replacement at the same time you ship back). I did return and I'm contemplating whether I will give this a try again.
Pros: Tested for 1 day (about 6-8 hours of gaming/video) without any problems. Seems 100% compabatible with my old MSI P6N Diamond motherboard (PCI-E 1.0a slot). Installation was smooth with nVidia's drivers from May 2012, just had to reboot once after being detected by Windows. Dimensions are friendly to old Thermaltake Soprano case - still plenty of room between card and harddrive cage. I also like the brand recognition from EVGA.
Cons: Only three year warranty. I feel I already paid a premium for this card. Upgrading the warranty very costly from EVGA in my opinion.
Overall Review: New PCI-E 2.1 offerings from ATI like the HD6850 which I borrowed did not work. From experience and other forums it seems PCI-E 2.1 card won't work with PCI-E 1.0a slots. I might have gotten a GTX460 if I had more time; kid wanted his broken video card replaced ASAP since school is out - local selection was limited.
Pros: Working and giving me no problems.
Cons: None really. I was expecting a bit of a budget type board and was pleased to get some nice options.
Overall Review: I had a hard time picking between all the Z68 options. Ended up picking this one since that ratings and reviews were decent and price was attractive. My only regret is that I didn't mail in the rebate.
Pros: At 10inches, it fits in my case easier than a longer card. When the card works, I can certainly say that the performance is nice.
Cons: I'm having the same experience as other 1-star reviewers. It gives me grey or blacks screens with vertical lines. I'm guessing it's either the card itself or problem with drivers. Same system works fine with my previous card. I experience problems basically when I want to do anything on my computer like browse web or play games.
Overall Review: I never purchased any computer component that has given me this much of a headache. It pretty much started giving me problems out of the box.
Pros: Running roughly 24/7 for 4+ months now. Rebate arrived and I had not problem depositing into bank.
Cons: Not really modular. Still convenient enough to go into the microATX case I purchased.
Pros: I've burned over 50 DVDs WITHOUT any coasters so far. I'm using a pair of internal LITEON burners - (one is over a year old and other is new). All recognized and burned at 16X speed.
Cons: The rebate is only $8 and its not instant. ( Need to spend for stamp and wait for check in the mail. )
Overall Review: I already owned a 100Pack from my local B&M eletronics store for $23.99+tax+gas. Newegg was promoting these discs with an $8 rebate so I bit and bought a second 100pack.
Pros: Burned 25+ DVD-R's and no coasters at 16x speed with LITE-ON burner.
Overall Review: Very tempting ...
Pros: Large display that won't consume too much real estate or $$$.
Cons: I'm having technical problems trying to get into my BIOS whenever I'm using this monitor. I have to sub-in my GOOD LCD monitor to get into the BIOS. If this product was intended to be sold to PC users, it MUST work for the BIOS no matter what... Hopefully I can figure something out.
Sceptre should have left out the mediocre speakers... either remove that feature to lower the price or use that budget to make the monitor better.
The listed specifications need a serious review... viewable angle and contrast listed are questionable.
The controls are uncomfortable to access being small button
underneath the display. Also it's easy to hit
toggle or power when you intended to go up or down on menu.
Overall Review: Mostly an impulse buy. I got enticed with a shell-shocker deal... (priced reduced and free ship). I wish I thought twice before purchasing... it's just that I saw so many good reviews I thought it was a safe bet.
Think about your computer system. Of all your components, your monitor is the least likely to get replaced in the future if you buy a quality display. Might as well make it a good one.
Pros: NO dead pixels on arrival... hope it stays that way.
Low cost for 24" LCD monitor.
Very light to lift onto your desk or mount.
Spare speakers for "comedy relief" at your home, dorm or office.
You'd have to spend significantly more to get better picture.
Cons: Built-in scaling doesn't work that great with non-native resolutions.
TEXT only shows up most clearly at the native resolution 1920x1200. At other resolutions, the characters have a slight blur - most blatant at 1920x1080.
Overall, the picture does not seem to correspond to the given specification after comparing with a similar 24" LCD. When considering this model take into account that other buyers suspect the specifications inaccurate as well.
The controls are inconvenient to use. Buttons are hard to reach. After you manage to identify the buttons, you'll realize the 4th and 5th buttons are "UP" and "power" respectively; it's easy to accidently hit "POWER" when you're aiming for "UP". Likewise,
the first button toggles between VGA and DVI and could get mistaken for "DOWN".
The speakers on the LCD monitor work but I doubt anyone would use them. Also not very sturdy stand.
Overall Review: I originally bought this for my wife's PC. She didn't like it and I could not return it so I kept it and gave my original 24" to my wife. I wish I opted for a 22" with better quality picture. Right now, it seems like you really can't find a quality 24" without spending upwards of $600.
Pros: I used this for a year on my DDR memory and it worked great on an AMD939 DFI board I was using. It definately made my memory run at a cooler temperature. It was the only affordable solution at the time that looked "neat" compared to tie-wrap and 90mm fan. The blinking LEDs are pretty cool.... for the first couple days.
Cons: Upgraded to a Intel 775 board and the memory slots are vertical and close to the top most PCI-E slot. When I upgraded my motherboard, this product would not fit because it would touch my graphics card. Thus, this product might have compatibility issues with newer boards especially with vertical memory slots.
I don't know if these still have those blinking LEDs but those are particularly annoying after a while (if you have side window on your case).
Whenever I was working in my case, I would sometimes pop the cooler out of position and I would have to nudge it back into place.
After long-term use it collects quite a bit of dust and it's a bit of a hassle to clean. That's become if you ever try to resell the item to someone after you're tired if using it.
Overall Review: I originally bought this because I was concerned about running DDR memory on a high voltage. Although the product served that purpose I wish I could've gotten more use out of it to cool my DDR2 memory as well.
This is a very average product to me.
Pros: The drive has serviced me for almost two years now including two hot summers. Considering I play games an average of 2-3 hours per day as well as other activities it's amazing to have had the drive so healthy. I had to check my old invoice on NewEgg to see for myself.
Cons: Price reduced to 33% of what I originally paid for it. That's expected with computer hardware though.
Overall Review: I love this drive but I still backup the family pictures to DVR-R. You never know. The 32MB cache alternative is tempting for a few dollars more.
Pros: Seemingly attractive price for 8MP.
Good battery life after full charge.
Always seems to be in stock.
Good reason to purchase a 5-year protection plan if you want this one.
Cons: Early productions of these cameras would get locked up and the lens would not retract (ie battery had to be removed to get back into working state but then lock condition would happen again).
The LCD screen on this camera is about as fragile as an eggshell and warranty does not cover the repair unless you can prove there was no damage due to impact. I took extra special care of mine and thought I would never have the problem but my LCD eventually cracked like several other people who complained online (check other camera review sites). Out of warranty repairs come out to around $65... might as well sell for parts and get a new one.
Overall Review: Too expensive for a DISPOSABLE camera. Please make all major retailers aware of the poor quality of this camera so consumers don't waste their hard-earned money. Many people feel ripped off after purchasing these cameras and they should seriously be pulled off the shelves. Kodak should recall all of them. I heard the V1003 uses the same screen thus an even greater liability at a higher price. It's a shame that many manufacturers will do absolutely nothing until there's a class-action lawsuit.
Pros: Affordable. Low-price for 8mp.
Nice daytime outdoor photos.
Cons: The LCD screen is VERY fragile. I handled the camera very carefully for 4 months and mine finally cracked. Once the LCD screen breaks, it can still take photos but you lose the interface and options. That alone makes this purchase a LIABILITY. On a price per performance comparion, many reviews from professional photographers state there are better models at the same price.
Overall Review: I predict these particular cameras to fall in price. Every day I see reports of people trying to get rid of their v803 with the broken LCD. You can find a better digital camera for as little as $99.99.
Pros: Running stable upto 870Mhz 5-4-4-15 2.0v over one month playing with Assassin's Creed, COD4 trial, and Sins Of the Solar Empire, (also Orthos stress test). OCZ was very good about the rebate. I got e-mail updates throughout the rebate process until it arrived about 45 days later - not bad!
Cons: It's tough to find any cons for a set of ram that's ran so stable for me thus far.
Overall Review: I think YMMV on overclocks although I saw some nice results posted by other reviewers.
Pros: One of the few quality HDTV that would fit in my cabinet. Probably best 40" HDTV in its class. At the retail store I visited, it seemed like everything with a similar or better picture had a higher price tag. The picture quality on my Samsung is still the same as the day I bought it after
6months with an average of 6hour daily usage. Console
gaming / DirectV mostly.
Cons: The RF inputs seemed dead on the model I purchased - fortunately don't plan to use them. ( All the HDMI and Component connections
work great. )
Overall Review: Originally wasn't sure if I would notice the difference
between 720p and 1080p especially for a 40". I would
go for 1080p and not look back personally.
Awesome alternative to the newer more expensive 120Mhz models.
Pros: The most important thing for me was getting a stable
machine running with budget parts while giving me
some of options for the future. Quality on-board
sound, SLI and plenty of SATA interfaces.
Cons: Patriot SL memory could not boot WinXP in Dual-Channel
despite using proper timings and voltage; Installed OS with both DIMMs in single-channel. I later replaced with a SLI-ready OCZ and they worked with AUTO settings.
I have no floppy drive and I'm having a problem updating
the BIOS via WinXP (checksum errors and reverts to 1.2).
First PCI-E slot is fairly close to CPU and memory slots.
MSI live update software was buggy for me.
Overall Review: Before to installing WinXP, I HAD to disable the Antivirus boot block protection, setup up correct timings and voltage
on the memory and disable the HD sound device. After WinXP
is loaded I go back and enable HD sound device and load X-Fi
drivers from included CD. Honestly, still shopping around
while I still have 3 more weeks to consider return, but,
I might hold onto this one.
Pros: I got very satisfying overlocks
from this memory. I was able
to obtain 3-3-3-8@260 and
3-4-4-8@275 running at 2.7v.
I got paranoid about with other
people speaking about failures
so I used them with a lower voltage so they would not get
as hot. Presumably they have life-time manufacturers warranty.
Cons: I've successfully used these sticks at 2.6v over 10months so they would not get as hot and they have slowly became very unreliable.
Overall Review: I recommend getting Neweggs extended warranty with this product and having spare memory if you depend on your machine. You overclocks with these sticks will